—You guys did a great job… hotels were great, transfers were seamless (nice drivers), great itinerary.
“Hi Christina, You guys did a great job…hotels were great, transfers were seamless (nice drivers), great itinerary. Loved the map and the binder. Our favorite city was Queenstown by far. Drives were manageable. The Kiwis have a great road system. I will get on your facebook page and give you guys some props. Only negative and it has nothing to do with you guys. Of course, my 12 yr old had an apple in his bag (I knew about the fruit and told everyone to throw out the food as we got off the plane) the kid forgot about the apple he bought 20 hours prior….yep paid the $400 NZ (not pleasant experience after a super long flight)…what I didn’t like is as they a running my credit card for the $400 a Kiwi (I am pretty sure) coming back to NZ is going thru customs and they pull an orange out of his bag another customs officer points to us and waves him thru…yep u can imagine how we felt…why are we so “special”. I point it out to the customs officer running my credit card, of course, they pretend they don’t hear me. Great Trip wonderful people magical scenery we will be back.”
—Julian, Adriana, Alejandro & Sofia Sanchez, USA
—The experience was really wonderful! We are already thinking about our next trip to NZ!
“Thank you so so much for helping arrange the holiday. The experience was really wonderful! We are already thinking about our next trip to NZ! Everything went smoothly without much of a hitch so that was great, and I think we got the holiday that we were looking for - just driving through the very picturesque countryside, enjoy some great food and wine and just slow down and enjoy what NZ has to offer. Breckenridge was a revelation and we were so glad that you included it in the itinerary. Malcolm's cooking is legendary! Sincerely, Terence”
—Terence & Cristalle Ang, SGP
—Having the trip organised for you by a company that evidently know their stuff not only made the holiday very enjoyable due to the tailor made content but also removed all the hassle of organising.
“Just back to the UK after 3 weeks in New Zealand following the Lions and a couple of days in Australia on the way home. Our itinerary was organised from start to finish by Natalie DeCaro at 'Fine Tours New Zealand'. We really couldn't fault any aspect of it. Having the trip organised for you by a company that evidently know their stuff not only made the holiday very enjoyable due to the tailor made content but also removed all the hassle of organising where to be when and what to do. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and any queries were answered immediately. It was extremely useful still to be able to chop and change things even close to our arrival. We had a potential transport issue on our visit to Sydney on our way home and even though this part of the trip hadn't been organised by Fine Tours they still went out of their way to sort it for us. The holiday in New Zealand was fabulous and credit has to be given to Fine Tours for their input into the organisation. I think it enabled to make absolute best use of the time we had there. They provided in my view a top class , hassle free , personal service at a reasonable price. I would have no hesitation in using them again or indeed recommending them to others. Park and Barker Families , Carlisle , Cumbria UK”
—Robert, Jackie, Simon and Jonathan Park & Paul, Sarah, Jack and Katie Barker, GBR
—I would definitely recommend Fine Tours New Zealand, everything was very easy and stress free. Thank you so much! This is a trip we will never forget!
“It was so wonderful working with Christina on customizing our one year anniversary trip. She was very knowledgeable and recommended some wonderful and amazing things such as kayaking, wine and dinner tour, and helicopter tour. She was very quick to respond to emails and she was able to put together an amazing trip within our budget. I would definitely recommend Fine Tours New Zealand, everything was very easy and stress free. Thank you so much! This is a trip we will never forget!”
—Marissa & Travis Lentini, USA
—Natalie DeCaro of Fine Tours New Zealand and I worked together to establish a trip to remember. It was a huge success.
“Natalie DeCaro of Fine Tours New Zealand and I worked together to establish a trip to remember. It was a huge success. Beside the plan we created, I added a number of extra stops along the way to get the most of my time in lovely New Zealand. In hindsight, I maybe should have added a day here or a day there to provide a little more time to see the bigger cities sites. I will however recommend if you are taking a spouse, add that extra time. I travelled alone and highly recommend a extra day or three. I toured both the North and South islands and enjoyed every minute of it. It helped I did my homework prior to arriving in NZ and it was well worth the effort. Though I was in New Zealand for the 2017 Master Games, I might however have picked a warmer time of year to travel there. As April/May it their fall season, it got a little cool in the south island. Overall, I had a great time and I traveled from the North cape to the South cape and almost everywhere in between. The tours added by Natalie were exceptional and had a great time, either sailing Auckland bay, seeing the hot pools in Rotorua, whale watching in Kaikoura or sailing the Milford sound in the south. One sight seeing point Natalie highlighted and should be added on any tour, is visiting and seeing the shire in Hobbiton, home of the Lord of the Rings Hobbit films. Worth it and more. Oh, by the way, when you are touring Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, don’t drink the water from the mountain streams. If you are high enough altitude wise you can in Canada but, would not recommend it in New Zealand. Thank you Natalie and New Zealand Fine Touring………………..till we meet again”
—Louis L Mussbacher, CAN
—We think NZ is a wonderful place and you did a splendid job of organizing the tour we asked for.
“Hope all is well in Natalie’s world. We’re back home safe & sound and pretty much rested up from our NZ Tour. FYI ~ We found driving on the WRONG side of the road (well it’s not the right side) to be quite a challenge for our old brains. We think NZ is a wonderful place and you did a splendid job of organizing the tour we asked for. As stunning as NZ scenery is, our greatest joy was being with you Kiwis ~ friendliest people we have ever been around. Wasn’t the return of Suzi’s wallet a miracle!?! And we so appreciated your can do spirit when we were discussing how to deal with that situation. You are really good at what you do. If Suzi & I muster the time and energy to revisit NZ, you will be the third to know. Thanks again and all the best! JC Marean”
—JC and Suzi Marean, USA
—I want to thank you again for all you did to make this trip OVER THE TOP!!
“Dear Salli, I apologize for not writing this sooner. Andrew & I had the most amazing vacation in your gorgeous country. I think the thing that stood out the most for me (besides the beauty) is how nice New Zealanders are!!! Everyone we met was just so helpful and friendly. We enjoyed all of our tours (Andrew loved all the Lord of the Rings) and all the hotels we stayed in were wonderful. The driving wasn't that bad because your traffic is so easy and the roads great. You set up the tour so perfectly. We had no trouble navigating to the different places. Andrew did his skydiving in Queenstown and he was beyond excited. It was a gorgeous day & he had an experience of a lifetime!!! The one thing I regret is that we didn't get to go to Milford Sound. Everyone said we shouldn't miss that but we ran out of time. I guess we will just have to come back. I sure hope we can do that someday. Andrew & I had so many nice comments about a 21 yr. old traveling with his Grama!! It was such a special experience to share it with him. I want to thank you again for all you did to make this trip OVER THE TOP!!! I will always carry a special place in my heart for New Zealand. Your country is spectacular!!! I pray you are doing well & God blesses you!! Thanks again and if you have any questions, I promise to answer sooner!! Kris Crane (o, and the food was amazing also!!!)”
—Kristine & Andrew Crane, USA
—When we had to make a last minute change, Salli was extremely understanding and accommodating. The communication leading up to the trip was also excellent.
“My daughter and I went on a mother/daughter trip which was planned expertly from start to finish by Salli. When we had to make a last minute change, Salli was extremely understanding and accommodating. The communication leading up to the trip was also excellent. If we are fortunate enough to visit this beautiful country again, we will definitely reach to Fine Tours New Zealand and Salli!”
—Lori and Lisa Mort, USA
—What can I say!!!! It was absolutely FABULOUS!!!!! Fine Tours New Zealand and Christina provided us with an unforgettable experience.
“What can I say!!!! It was absolutely FABULOUS!!!!! Fine Tours New Zealand and Christina provided us with an unforgettable experience. From bookings of hotels and tours to our written itinerary Christina was awesome. We cannot thank her enough. Touring Hobbiton has to be our favorite-- a must for anyone who has seen or read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings. Unforgettable!! Loved those Hobbit doors and The Green Dragon. Beer was good also. The National Museum in Wellington was great. We lucky to visit while the Gallipoli exhibit was open-- Weta (Hobbit and Lord of the Rings) did an awesome job. If more countries had such exhibits there would be no wars. The night tour at Zealandia was worth it- saw two not one kiwi, Southern Cross, glow worms and frogs. I could go on and on but it would take a small book, Thank you again Christina and Fine Tours. We would definitely have you develop another tour for us in New Zealand. Hope your Winter is going well. Our summer has been warm and the golfing good. Please use the above paragraph on your website. Take care and blessed be, Merrilee”
—Merrilee & Roy Nowlin, USA
—Our trip was immeasurably enhanced by her careful planning, great choice of accommodations, and experienced advice on activities. We’d use Fine Tours New Zealand again and recommend them to all our friends.
“Fine Tours New Zealand was an exceptional partner for our New Zealand adventure. Shelley Ryder was always responsive and knowledgeable and helped us plan a spectacular itinerary which we enjoyed immensely. Every accommodation she booked for us was very conveniently located right at the center of the action, very comfortable with gracious hosts and super breakfasts, and many had lovely gardens and special touches. We benefited from Shelley and her team's experience in plotting our time spent in each location. We loved her suggestions for activities during our 3 week tour of New Zealand and all were “spot on.” ”
—Bob & Diane Frankle, USA